Childcare Support by Elderly Males in the Community : Their Awareness and Issues of Childcare Support
103 , 2017-06-30 , お茶の水女子大学子ども研究会
The declining birthrate and aging population is progressing in Japan. Under such circumstances,\childcare support by elderly people is required in society. Childcare support by elderly men has lately attracted\considerable attention. The purpose of this study is to clarify the consciousness of elderly men working on\childcare support in the community. For this purpose, I had interviews with them. The interviews revealed their\advantages and difficulties felt by elderly men working on childcare support. There were three advantages as an\elderly male: based on the relationships between elderly men, based on their past experience, and based on the\specificity of childcare support by elderly men. Elderly men are aware of their advantages that they are elderly\and male. On the other hand, they feel two difficulties of extension of experience working for their company\and specificity of childcare support by elderly men. Elderly men are doing various efforts to overcome\difficulties as a group.